That was a hoot. I just helped judge a kids' poetry contest for Deadwood City. Cheerful and fun! What a great bunch of writing. As good or better than most of the open mic stuff I've heard.
I had several favorites but ... a serious weak spot for the one called "If I Was Jesus" which was a rap masterpiece about being Moses, Jesus, Zeus, Hercules... "If I was Hades... something something, I'd get all the ladies... rollin' down El Camino in my black Mercedes..." Damn but it's great. I'll link to it in full next week when it goes up on the library site.
When tiny kids write good haiku, it rocks my world.
Instead of working hard on my thesis I went out to lunch with the librarians and then fucked off messing around with Facebook for half an hour. Moomin has a playdate this afternoon so I'm hoping I can work while he's playing with his friend! All I should have to do is serve them juice, find the scissors or specific legos or whatever is required. He and Thom tend to end their playdates with a Show about animals or a ballet where they are dolphin superheroes, so I'm guaranteed some quality entertainment late in the afternoon.